Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Acceptable Risque

My goodness, some of the 1960s and ’70s espionage-action paperback covers showcased this week in Retrospace are truly hideous. Could they be any more blatantly prurient? (The male audience for such works must have been hard up, indeed.) On the other hand, I confess to liking the fronts of Skin Game Dame and The Dolly Dolly Spy, and I purchased a copy of Edward S. Aaron’s Assignment Nuclear Nude specifically for its Robert McGinnis illustration.


JRSM said...

The link's gone a bit wrong--some dashes missing. But those covers are UGH!

J. Kingston Pierce said...

Sorry about that. The link should be operating properly now.